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Metlakatla Schedule 2019

December 16, 2018

The IFA will cover the AMHS Lituya Route between Ketchikan and Metlakatla January 10 through 25, 2019 while the Lituya is down for maintenance. Please note that Metlakatla is on Alaska Standard Time Zone as of January 20, 2019, and IFA arrival and departure times out of MTM reflect this. The short 45 minute run time to and from Annette Bay means limited time for onboard booking so please book in advance! Click Here for schedule and Click Here for fare prices. Call one of our helpful Terminal Agents Toll Free at 866-308-4848 to book your reservations now! Or for your convenience you can book Online; there is a 6% Online convenience fee applied to all Online reservations.

Need a Gift Idea?

December 10, 2018

Ferry Tickets make a great gift! Call 866-308-4848 or 907-225-4848 to purchase ferry tickets or a gift certificate for those special people in your life!

Sensational Saturday Sales 2019

December 10, 2018


In appreciation of our customers, the IFA is offering a discount to vehicles traveling on any Saturday in January and February 2019!! VEHICLES TRAVELING ON JANUARY 5th, 12th, 19th or 26th 2019 or ON FEBRUARY 2nd, 9th, 16th or 23rd 2019 WILL RECEIVE A 30% DISCOUNT ON THEIR VEHICLE FARE!

Driver Goes Free January through April 2019!

December 10, 2018

The Driver Goes Free when driving a street legal drivable vehicle powered under their own engine capacity and is at least 8’ long. Towed vehicles, AMC’s and motorcycles do not qualify for driver free discount.

Veteran Transportation Grant

September 27, 2018

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has renewed the transportation grant to the State of Alaska Department of Military & Veterans Affairs, and the State has advised the Inter-Island Ferry Authority that the IFA has been accepted into the Veteran Federal Transportation Grant Program again this year!

Starting October 1, 2018, the IFA has been authorized to issue passenger ticketing to qualifying Veterans traveling in conjunction with healthcare needs. Present your current Alaska Driver License or ID Card with VA endorsement, Armed Forces of the United States ID Card {Retiree}, 100% Disabled American Veteran ID Card or VA Healthcare Card to qualify for this no-cost to Veteran program. Escorts are required to get prior authorization to travel from Forrest Powell. Forrest is the Grant Manager, and Veterans can contact him at 907-334-0872 or [email protected]

For Additional Grant Information, contact Dennis Watson 907-617-2800 or [email protected] For Reservation Information:, contact Reservations at 866-308-4848 or 907-225-4848

Explore Local Destinations

Coffman Cove

Coffman Cove is 78 miles from the Hollis Terminal traveling on a newly paved highway. With a population of approximately 200, Coffman Cove hosts a state-owned seaplane float, boat harbor and launch, RV Park, cabin rentals, guided fishing tours, and famous oyster sales. Learn more.

Thorne Bay

Thorne Bay is located 59 miles from the Hollis Terminal. Once the world’s largest logging camp, Thorne Bay now has a population of 434. A paved highway gives you a beautiful scenic tour toward fishing and tourist charters. Learn more.


Ketchikan is located on Revillagigedo Island and is considered Alaska’s First City, since it is the first one you arrive at when traveling north from the lower 48 states. Also known as the Salmon Capital of the World, Ketchikan is located in the Tongass National Forest and close to Misty Fjords National Monument. Learn more.


Hollis is 34 miles by sea from Ketchikan and the home port for the Inter-island Ferry Authority vessel with a convenient terminal for travelers. With a population of approximately 150, Hollis has a community recreation area on the Harris River with a half-mile boardwalk and foot trail through the forest. Learn more.


Hydaburg is 32 miles from the Hollis terminal and has a population of approximately 400. Populated in the 1700s by the Haida people, Hydaburg’s community relies on their culture and still continues a close relationship to the land and sea. Learn more.


Klawock is 25 miles from the Hollis terminal and has a population of about 850. Klawock’s name comes from Kloo-wah, a Tlingit Native from Moira Sound. Kloo-wah’s clan used Klawock for a summer fish camp and later moved there permanently. Learn more.


Craig was founded in the late 1800s and incorporated in 1922. The population varies winter to summer, and in winter approximately numbers 1,100 people. A fish saltery was built on Fish Egg Island in 1907 by Craig Millar, who the town adopted their name from. Learn more.

Prince of Wales Island

Find the Prince of Wales visitors’ guide here.